Prominent members of the Conservative party are clamoring for former neighbors star Holly Valance to stand as an MP after the actress and singer ‘spoke for a nation’ no nonsense Tory opinions at last night’s Pop Con launch.
Yesterday, Holly, 40, revealed herself as a fervent supporter of the Tory Right in a surprise appearance at the launch of a new Conservative faction, after joking that she thought it was a ‘pop music event.’
Holly attended the launch of the ‘Popular Conservatism’ group together with her billionaire property tycoon husband Nick Candy, admitting that she was probably ‘more right’ than him.
The couple listened to speeches from ex-prime minister Liz Truss, former business secretary Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg with Holly revealing afterwards how she was attracted to the Tory Right after shunning ‘crap ideas’ from ‘lefties’ earlier in her life.
The move isn’t one that’s as outlandish as it seems, with one former Cabinet minister telling MailOnline it would be an ‘excellent idea’ if Holly Vallance could be persuaded to stand as a Tory candidate at the election.
Another veteran Tory said Vallance had been a regular at party bashes with her husband for at least a decade and said the idea of the former pop star being a parliamentary candidate ‘could well happen’.
‘Holly could be a secret weapon for the Tories,’ the insider told MailOnline.
‘They need all the stardust they can get, and in a world where people have had enough of identikit politicians like Keir Starmer who are scared of their own shadow, she may be a fresh breath of air.’
Holly, who married Nick Candy in 2012, says she has now all but retired from showbusiness to focus on bringing up her two young children but previously enjoyed a globetrotting entertainment career.
She first exploded to fame in 1999, when at the age of 16 she was cast as Felicity ‘Flick’ Scully in the hit Australian sitcom Neighbours.
Over the course of three years Holly’s character appeared in hundreds of episodes before she departed the program in 2002 to pursue a music career performing hits such as ‘Kiss Kiss’ and ‘Down Boy.’
These tracks proved remarkably successful with ‘Kiss Kiss’ becoming her first UK number 1.
She quickly landed roles in the US including the TV show Prison Break and the Liam Neeson film, Taken.
In 2006, Holly landed the lead role in the hit action film Dead or Alive, an adaption of the video game of the same name.
Holly also took a chance on the ballroom floor and appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2011.
Together with her partner Artem Chigvintsev, Holly achieved a semi-final place finish, narrowly missing out on the final.
In 2013, she took a hiatus from music and acting to focus on family, but in 2022 had a brief cameo in Neighbours reprising her role for the series finale.
Despite her celebrity status, Holly and husband Nick tend to keep a fairly low profile and rarely attend red carpet events.
Nick proposed to Holly in 2012, when during their Christmas holiday in the Maldives he arranged for the words ‘Will You Marry Me’ to be set on fire.
Holly later Tweeted ‘And I said YES!!! Happiest day of my life!!!!! Xxxx’
They later married in an extravagant £3million ceremony in Los Angeles in September 2012.
Holly and Nick have been longtime friends with both Princess Eugenie and husband Jack, along with sister Princess Beatrice and her husband Dave Clark.
The couple have shared numerous tropical holidays with the royal sisters, one being a trip to Saint Tropez, France.
Holly and Nick met in 2009 after meeting at a mutual friend’s dinner party.
She told the Daily Mail in 2013: ‘I never believed it when people said that sometimes you meet someone and you know he’s the one,’ she said.
She continued: ‘But, just to be totally cheesy and clichéd, it was like that the first time we met.’
They welcomed two daughters together in 2013 and 2017, Luka Violet Toni and Nova Skye Coco.
Nick told The Sunday Telegraph of his wife’s parenting skills: ‘Holly is a perfect mother. It was a natural birth. We aren’t having any help – Holly doesn’t want any.’
As for the child’s name, Nick said little Luka will be called by her nickname LuLu for the majority of the time, while her third name, Toni is a nod to his father Tony Candy, who died just six weeks before Holly gave birth.
He added: ‘We have decided to call her Luka Violet Toni Candy. Her nickname will be LuLu, but, if she ever goes into business, LuLu Candy doesn’t quite work!’
The couple enjoy a lavish lifestyle and previously lived in a two-storey Hyde Park penthouse worth £175million, making it Britain’s most expensive flat.
The enormous property featured a 21 meter stainless steel pool, two saunas and steam rooms a fully equipped gym and a squash court.
Nick and Holly have since downsized to a £10million countryside mansion in the Cotswolds, which they are currently renovating.
In 2020, Nick gifted Holly with a £26million superyacht, despite the mother-of-two famously suffering from sea sickness.